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Old 08-05-2017, 04:19 PM
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My wiper blades suck & need to be replaced. Just wondering what you guys recommend? Do you buy just the refills or the whole blade assembly and where do you get them? Thanks...

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buy the whole blade assy. one inch longer at any auto parts store...

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The only blade I've used that I liked as much as the OEM one is the Trico Force. However, they are much too difficult to find in Canada so I stick to the stock ones. They are great in the winter.
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I use Bosch icon blades. Better than oem for me, but still change them out ever six months. Blades don't last long on my jeep


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I've tried buying expensive ones and cheap ones. When Costco has their deal on the Goodyear's I usually grab several. I find the cheap ones last just as long. The reality is that with the windshield angle and cleaning bugs off a lot they all wear out.
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Bosh Icon if used for rain. Anything if used for cleaning the windshield with washer.
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Bosh Icon if used for rain. Anything if used for cleaning the windshield with washer.


I have used Bosch Icons and right now I have Trico's Bosch look alike. They both work great.


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Any auto shop carries decent ones.

Both quadratec & northridge carry PIAA silicone wipers. Must be a reason. I'm in the market so I'll TOFTT. Ordered


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Been using the Bosch Icon for a year now. They have held up well in the Texas heat. They still clean the windshield well and do not leave any streaks.
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I replace my blades every January 1st and for the last 2 years, I have replaced them with this Aero brand. They are $15.98 for a set at Walmart.com. I have been very happy with these. I have found that even high quality expensive brands start to make noise when they are a little over a year old.

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My stock ones are going on 4 years. Haven't replaced yet. Still good but guess I should eventually get some new ones on.
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I replace my blades every January 1st and for the last 2 years, I have replaced them with this Aero brand. They are $15.98 for a set at Walmart.com. I have been very happy with these. I have found that even high quality expensive brands start to make noise when they are a little over a year old.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/AERO-Voya...of-2/123084685


Work great; got mine from Amazon.
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It is worth pointing out...the stock size is 15" but 16" fit better and give you more coverage. They are definitely not too big for the windshield. No idea why it doesnt come stock with 16" wipers.
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Rain-X Hybrid 16" Less than $10 each at Walmart.
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My stock ones are going on 4 years. Haven't replaced yet. Still good but guess I should eventually get some new ones on.
Same here. Mine lasted 4 years New England DD.
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It is worth pointing out...the stock size is 15" but 16" fit better and give you more coverage. They are definitely not too big for the windshield. No idea why it doesnt come stock with 16" wipers.

Good to know, thanks...
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I use Silblade, expensive but considering I put them on in late 2014, they seem to last. Being in the Seattle area they do get used a bit.
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There are a few things you got to keep in mind to get the most use out of your wiper blades. Use Rain-X on your windshield it cleans better. I mean the real Rain-X not any off brand crap or sprays. Actually use it on all your outside glass including your mirrors. Never run your wipers over your windshield if it's covered with ice! The cold hard wiper blades, running over that ice will cut tiny slits and make them streak. I see people do it every winter and just shake my head. Carry a good scraper, and let your defroster do all the work. That's when remote start really comes in handy. And no I don't work for Rain-X!
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There are a few things you got to keep in mind to get the most use out of your wiper blades. Use Rain-X on your windshield it cleans better. I mean the real Rain-X not any off brand crap or sprays. Actually use it on all your outside glass including your mirrors. ...
If you like RainX you'll love Aquapel.
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I've never used Aquapel or even heard of it. Maybe that'll do the trick too. But I think I'm just going to stick to what I've been using for the last 35 + years. You can drive on the highway in normal rain during the day and not even need your windshield wipers. The wind speed just blows it right off your windshield! And the side windows too come to think of it.
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I probably replace my windshield more often than I replace my wiper blades.
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I've never used Aquapel or even heard of it. Maybe that'll do the trick too. But I think I'm just going to stick to what I've been using for the last 35 + years. You can drive on the highway in normal rain during the day and not even need your windshield wipers. The wind speed just blows it right off your windshield! And the side windows too come to think of it.
The nice thing about Aquapel is that it lasts for 6 months and can't wash off. It bonds at a molecular level.
I heard about it from law enforcement agencies that I do work for.


BTW, for those of you playing along at home, don't use these products on plastic. RainX will cause a chemical reaction called crazing that will turn your plastic windows a milky brittle white.
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I I have owned three JK's in the last 10 years, is it me or does it seem like those windshields catch a lot more bugs than the normal car used to? Every day in the summer I have to clean my windshield because of bug guts! Then again they're not known to be very aerodynamic.
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Well, the JK windshield is more vertical than most other cars, so it makes sense it would catch more splat. I'm tempted to put a bug deflector on the hood except they look dorky and I'm not sure they'd do much good.

I've been using Rain-X for about 25-30 years. My only complaint is the longevity, so I might give that Aquapel stuff a try.
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The PIAA blades are the best I've used. I've tried everything at Walmart/Autozone/wherever and they are streaky at 6 months and shot long before a year is up. The PIAA blades last close to 3 years. I get them from Amazon.
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The PIAA blades are the best I've used. I've tried everything at Walmart/Autozone/wherever and they are streaky at 6 months and shot long before a year is up. The PIAA blades last close to 3 years. I get them from Amazon.
I did the same Billy, they only came to a few cents less than quadratec but I got the 2 day shipping.

Have yet to install them, hope they perform well for a few years. Anything has to better than the stockers in my experience.
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I recently replaced the original factory blades that lasted 4 1/2 years. I went to Autozone and carefully read the specifications on everything but the ridiculously high priced ones or the cheapest one.

The ones I bought are called Duralast Flex, around $13 each. If they last as long as the factory originals I'll be happy.
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Napa Pro Performer, these are great for 18 bucks. They are spineless and form to your windshield. And always wipe the new blades down with a damp paper towel or a swab before using them.

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